Ryan Gosling Departs “Logan’s Run”

Ryan Gosling has dropped out of the remake of the sci-fi classic “Logan’s Run” at Warner Bros. Pictures according to Variety reporter Justin Kroll.

Gosling and his “Drive” director Nicolas Winding Refn became attached to the remake in early 2011. No reason was given for Gosling’s departure, and it’s not sure if Refn remains attached.

William F. Nolan and George Clayton Johnson penned the original 1967 novel (and its two subsequent sequels) set in a utopian future where anyone over the age of 21 is mandatorily euthanized in order to maintain a balance over the consumption of resources.

The story follows Logan 5, a ‘Sandman’ who serves as an enforcer who pursues those who try escaping as they approach their 21st birthday, and ultimately ends up on the run himself. Most people remember the property via the 1976 cult film classic starring Michael York.

If Refn has left, he will be the latest in a string of former directors that were at one time attached to the long gestating project. Bryan Singer (“X-Men”), Robert Schwenke (“Flightplan”), James McTeigue (“V for Vendetta”), Joseph Kosinski (“Tron Legacy”) and Carl Erik Rinsch (“47 Ronin”) have all previously been linked as well.